10 May 2012

A Plague of Worms on the Religious!

Once again the FT's Breaking News section comes up with gold. As with yesterday the nugget comes from  Phys org which reports that one is  more likely to get a computer virus by visiting a religious website than by visiting a porn site.

According to the recently released Symantec report "Internet Security Threat Report" websites with religious or ideological themes were found to have triple the average number of "threats" that those featuring adult content. In fact porn are not in the top five of categories for vituses or other malware; porn is ranked tenth, and Symantec hypothesize that this is because pornographic website owners already make money from the Internet and, as a result, have a vested interest in keeping their sites malware-free; basically it's not good for repeat business."

The report was based on information gathered last year by the Symantec Global Intelligence Network, which monitors cyber attack activity in more than 200 countries through its services and sensors. Symantec said that it blocked 5.5 billion attacks in 2011 in an increase of 81 percent from the prior year.

So there you have it. The lowlife that release viruses seem to have released a plague of worms on the Godly! It only remains to say that if you want to keep safe surfing go for porn rather than God!


Liz said...

'Twas ever thus!

jams o donnell said...


SnoopyTheGoon said...

Well, I follow that advice of yours religiously, so rest assured about my machine. Pure porn, that one.

jams o donnell said...

I am heartily relieved to hear it!